Former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto and human rights activist Malala Yousafzai were just named on a list of the world’s “most influential women.”
The list, which was just published in Marie Claire, a renowned French magazine, comprises 60 women dating back to 1775 who are described as “the kind of inspirational, powerful heroes who shook up the world as we know it.”
The 60 women on the list include campaigners for women’s rights and racial equality, as well as innovators, scientists, actors, and international leaders.
The website summarised the former PPP leader’s accomplishments: “Bhutto became Pakistan’s first female prime minister in 1988.” Following the overthrow of her father’s government by a military coup, she inherited the leadership of the Pakistan People’s Party.
“She campaigned for and won open elections just three months after giving birth.”
Furthermore, it said of Malala’s accomplishments, “Yousafzai survived a gunshot wound to the face by the Taliban and has since become a spokesperson for human rights, education, and women’s rights.” She was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014.”
Pakistan has often demonstrated its excellence in a variety of professions, producing doctors, scientists, and intellectuals of international repute, but very few women are counted among these ranks.
However, as society evolves, two women have emerged to the forefront. Hopefully, more will follow suit shortly.
The list in the famous women’s magazine contains some of the world’s most spectacular women, who not only left their impact on the world and in their civilizations, but also served as torchbearers in the global struggle for women’s emancipation.
Oprah Winfrey, Meryl Streep, Gloria Steinem, Jane Austen, Maya Angelou, Queen Elizabeth II, and Indira Gandhi are among the women on the list.